OKEMAH, Okla.- A major setback for a Vietnam veteran, Charles Peters, who was on his way from his home in Michigan to visit his father’s grave in Okemah.
His journey was cut short after the wagon he was riding in was rear-ended in Arkansas.
The wagon landed in a ditch and the truck that rear-ended him landed on top of his two mules.
Even though Peters was sent to the hospital, he says he is not giving up on his journey.
Peters said, “I wouldn’t give this trip up for anything and people ask me, ‘What would it take to quit?’ And I just say, ‘I don’t understand the question. I won’t quit.”
He says he wants to thank his dad for his service in WWII.
It was just three years ago that he was first thanked for his time in the military after getting out of the service 45 years earlier.
He plans to thank every veteran he meets en route to Okemah.
Peters is recovering in Michigan but plans to train a new pair of mules and begin his trip again next spring.